Lewisham Council - Battery recycling

Battery recycling

Batteries are classified as hazardous waste because they contain toxins. This means they need to be disposed of differently from ordinary waste.

Kerbside properties

If you have a kerbside wheelie bin, we can collect your old batteries.

How to use the service

  1. Put your batteries in a small clear plastic bag (like a sandwich bag).
  2. When your bag is full, seal it and leave it on top of your recycling bin on the day of your normal recycling collection. Never place batteries inside your recycling bin.
  3. The recycling crew will collect and safely dispose of your batteries. They will leave you a new bag under the lid of your bin.

Flats and estate properties

The kerbside collection service is not available to residents of communal blocks with shared recycling facilities. If you live in a flat and only have access to shared recycling bins you can take your batteries to the reuse and recycling centre at Landmann Way in New Cross.

BatteryBack provide household battery recycling points in shops like Tesco, Sainsbury's and Argos.

You are able to recycle the following battery types using either service:

  • 6V
  • D
  • C
  • AA
  • AAA
  • 9V
  • Button
  • Lithium Ion - used in laptops and newer mobile phones.

Car batteries

Car batteries must be taken to an authorised disposal centre, such as Halfords.

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